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How To Take CBD

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CBD

CBD has shown to have many health benefits in both humans and animals. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is non-toxic, it doesn’t have the ‘high’ effect.  In fact, studies have shown that CBD can prevent nerve damage and it’s an excellent anti-inflammatory.  It is also helpful in the management of pain and anxiety.

However, it is important to note that some forms of CBD are more bioavailable than others; meaning they are more readily absorbed by the body. Below is a quick guide to help you navigate the various methods of CBD consumption, and help you choose the best option for your needs.

 

Edibles

If you are embarrassed taking CBD in public, edibles are the best and ad discrete way you can consume the product. There are a variety of CBD edibles such as truffles, gummies, and mints that provide you with a great way to consume the product.

However, one disadvantage of edibles id the first-pass effect.  Research has shown that when you take edibles they have to be partially broken down by the digestive system and liver is when they are absorbed into the body. This means that the CBD will take about 2 hours before its effect kick in and you will absorb a few percentages of the oil.

 

Sublingual products

Often confused with edible, sublingual products are designed to be absorbed under the tongue. This is a great option for individuals who want to avoid the additives and sugar contained in the edibles. Most vendors, such as Gethemp, sell sublingual products including, tinctures – a solution of cannabis flower oil or alcohol, sprays, oils, and lozenges.

Absorbing directly under your tongue rather than digesting the product, preserves more CBD and you will have faster results.  Go for this form of CBD if you are looking for faster results.

 

Topicals

Topicals are applied directly to the skin. Topical application is an excellent choice when it comes to the treatment of skin conditions like eczema and treating localized pain.

A study done on rats show that topical application of CBD oil reduces joint swelling. This makes CBD helpful to individuals with conditions like arthritis.

Topicals are not subjected to the pass first effect, thus they provide instant pain relief in a concentrated area. However, the permeability of your is slightly poor compared to mucous membrane like sublingual tissue. Therefore, you need to buy products with high CBD concentration to ensure better results.

 

Vaping or smoking

If you are okay with smoking, you can smoke CBD flower in a joint or use a vaporizer with CBD oil.

You will feel the effects much faster with smoking or vaping as compared to other methods. This is because the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. However, it is important to note that vaping can result in other negative health effects.

There are a variety of ways to take CBD. Unfortunately, there is no best way. Therefore it is important to try a variety of methods to see which works for you. Before buying CBD online, talk to your doctor especially if you are on medication. CBD might react negatively to certain prescription medications such as blood thinners and antibiotics.

 

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